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Governor Reeves sets special election for two Senate seats

By: Sarah Ulmer - July 14, 2021

Two Senate seats became vacant after Sen. S. Jackson and Sen. Witherspoon retired in June. 

Governor Tate Reeves has set the special election dates for two Mississippi Senate seats.

Both elections for Senate District 38 and Senate District 32 have been set for November 2, 2021. If there is a tie, a runoff will be conducted on November 23, 2021.

SD 32 became vacant after the retirement of Senator Sampson Jackson. He represented Kemper, Lauderdale, Noxubee and Winston counties for 29 years. When he submitted his resignation he only cited that it “was the right time.” There were two and a half years left on Jackson’s term.

RELATED: Sen. Sampson Jackson resigns from Mississippi Senate

SD 38 became vacant when Senator Tammy Witherspoon won the election for Mayor of Magnolia Mississippi. She was first elected in 2016 to represent Pike, Adams, Amite, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties.

RELATED: Sen. Witherspoon leaves Senate as she transitions to Mayor of Magnolia

Both Senators resignation was effective June 30.

Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann said this about the Senators after they resigned.

“After nearly three decades of service, Senator Jackson has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the legislative process and policy which served his district very well.  Senator Witherspoon was equally as dedicated to finding solutions and opportunities for her constituents,” said Hosemann. “Both Senators had a collegial and congenial nature in the chamber, and oftentimes worked across the aisle on issues aimed at making Mississippi a great place to live and work.  We are grateful for their service to our State, and we wish them both well in their respective new roles.”

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: